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Modern technology certainly makes life much easier in so many ways. We are surrounded by gadgets and devices that we take for granted and yet, we could not imagine living without! The old is continually giving way to the new! Your Parish Family is no different –we are continually responding to the changing circumstances and like all of us, trying to keep pace with modern technology.With no collection plates to help you support the mission of the Parish we rely upon technology to fill the gap. Thank you to all who generously support your Parish through the planned giving programme and direct debit –your commitment is appreciated. If you would like to financially support the mission of the Parish this weekend you are invited to use the adjacent QR Code that will enable you to make a donation (click the image or scan on your phone). However you decide to support the Parish –we are grateful
This week we took a trip down to Brisbane, primarily to attend a couple of events, but also as an opportunity to spend some time together as a team. We explored the city, visiting the museum, art gallery and Southbank parklands. This was a refreshing opportunity to catch up with each other. In the midst of our busyness, we often lose valuable time spent together. Whilst we are primarily here this year to serve the parish and school communities, a big part of our NET year involves developing each other. Living with four other like minded young people who are on the journey of following Jesus inevitably brings much spiritual growth. Sometimes the interactions we share with those closest to us become routine. I invite you to take a step back this week and to recognise Christ in the people closest to you. Eli and the NET Team
The Colour Explosion fun run was held at OLR Primary School last Friday. Organised and run by the amazing OLR P&F committee, funds raised by students on the day exceeded $30,000.00 and will be used to help fund classroom air conditioning, playground upgrades and robotics in the classrooms.The afternoon was filled with fun and laughter as students, staff and Fr Josh ran through a number of obstacles whilst being covered in water and coloured corn-starch. Thank you to Olivia, Kate and all of the parent volunteers. Your support of our students is outstanding!
2022 Break Open the Word, Ordos, & Daily Mass Books are ready to order.
Orders & payment for these liturgical Resources must be in to the Parish Office by Wednesday 29th September 2021. ‘Break Open the Word’ $20 contains Sunday readings. All readers are encouraged to purchase this book which is vital for your ministry preparation.
You can put money in an envelope with your name/ph number and order or come into the Parish office. Payment must be made before we can order. Please place your order with the Parish Office 5491 2011.
Mass Live Stream
Please remember and tell your friends and neighbours who cannot attend Mass that we live stream our daily Mass from Caloundra at 9am each day except Wednesday and our Sunday Mass at 9:30am. You can access our live streamed Mass via the Parish Web Page.
To enable parishioners and visitors to attend Mass there will be no parking allowed on Church grounds for people wanting to attend the Caloundra Music festival over the weekend of Friday October 1st to Sunday the 3rd October.
Vinnies 3 day Book and Plant Sale
The annual St Vincent de Paul fundraising event will be held at the Kawana Catholic Community Centre,Nanyima Street, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) on Friday 8th& Saturday 9thOctober from 8am–3pm and on Sunday 10thOctober from 9am–1pm. There will be fiction, non-fiction and children’s books galore, many by popular authors, as well as DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and much more. For those wanting to start up a new garden or freshen up an existing one, we have many beautiful indoor and garden plants such as, agapanthus, clivias and succulents ready to brighten up your home. ALL proceeds go to assisting the St Vincent de Paul Society in continuing to support and give a hand up to those going through difficult times due to homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment, as well as those affected by COVID in our local community. All our Vinnies volunteers look forward to welcoming you. So come and grab yourself a bargain at a sale that promises to be bigger and better than ever. For more information call Maria on 5478 2954.
Children From The Syro Malabar Community
For the last three months, children from the Syro Malabar Community have been preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion. This Sunday, 19th September, twelve children will be solemnly receiving the Holy Eucharist, and six will be receiving Confirmation from Fr George Mankuzhikary, Chaplain of the Syro Malabar community. The Holy Mass will be held at OLR on the day. Please keep these children in your prayers.
As a Parish Family we extend our prayerful congratulations to Luke Levinwho will be baptised this weekend in the OLR church.
We pray for John Lidster who died last week and his funeral will be at G&W on this Friday.
We pray for Esme Ritchie & Valerie Richardson who died last week. May their soul and all our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.